Wine review of the 2013 Cass Winery Oasis Rosé from Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, California. This sustainable rosé wine sells for $22 and is very tasty and the winery uses many green initiatives to keep their wines eco-friendly and tasty.
Wine review of the 2011 Cass Winery Grenache from Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, California. This sustainable red wine is very tasty and the winery uses many green initiatives to keep their wines eco-friendly and tasty.
Wine review of the 2011 Cass Winery Rockin’ One Red from Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, California. This sustainable red wine sells for $42 a bottle and the winery uses many green initiatives to keep their wines eco-friendly and tasty.
Wine review of the 2012 Broken Earth Chardonnay from Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, California. This sustainable wine sells for $18 a bottle and the winery uses many green initiatives to keep their wines eco-friendly and tasty.
There’s nothing petite about Petite Sirah, except for maybe the size of the grapes themselves. This dark, full bodied red wine can be quite sexy. The 2011 J. Lohr Petite Sirah has baked pie, blueberry, blackberry, cookie dough, and some lavender on the nose. That’s enough to make me hungry! On the palate I’m met […]
Confession… I am a Pinot whore. There, I said it and I only feel slightly dirty. And besides, my Pinot is bigger than your Pinot. The 2011 J. Lohr Fog’s Reach Pinot Noir has amazing aromas of forest floor, wet bark, and pepper. The palate was earthy, some dark red fruit, pepper, and a touch […]
Lohr. Jerry Lohr. Kind of Bond-esque if you ask me. If you haven’t heard of J. Lohr Wines you may not be a wine lover. They are a big wine producer and have locations in the San Jose as well as right here in Paso Robles. You can find some of their wines in grocery […]
Oh sweet Merlot, how I love thee. I’ve heard many folks knock Merlot but I’m a fan. Some say Merlot’s bad rap come from the movie Sideways while others think it’s due to the cheap commercial Merlot that is everywhere. Regardless, this 2011 Wente Vineyards Merlot definitely says, “I’m a Merlot, he me roar.” There […]
Did someone say Pinot? Well hot damn, count me in. As you may know from reading these wine reviews, I am an unashamed Pinot Noir whore. And just to clarify, whore does not mean snob. Bring on the Pinot. This 2010 Wente Vineyards Pinot Noir really surprised me. Yummy aromas of dried fruit, pepper, earth, […]
The 2010 Baileyana Estate Chardonnay is going to rock your world… and when I say “rock,” I mean that literally as in minerality. This isn’t your typical Chardonnay but who likes typical? This Chard has light oak, minerals, chalk, and lemon on the nose with a nutty, pineapple, lemon mouth thing going on. There is […]
Roussanne is an amazing white wine varietal, specifically a Rhone varietal. It’s referred to as such, simply because it originates from the Rhone region of France. But it does just fine in Paso Robles. The 2013 Cass Winery Roussanne is a bit stereotypical of the varietal, with honey, apricot, tropical fruit, and a hint of […]
This 2011 Austin Hope Grenache is one of the best wines I’ve had recently. Sexy aromas of plum, vanilla, and cinnamon meet between the sheets with notes of cherry, pepper, and tobacco. With all of that going on, this wine manages to stay balanced… and makes you scream for more! Austin Hope is one of […]
Are you into leather? Well I won’t judge, but this 2011 Austin Hope Syrah sure is. Dark leather, vanilla and blackberry fill your mouth while notes of earth and ripe fruit make me want to put on my chaps. Okay, was that too much information? This syrah is definitely food friendly and a bite to […]
The 2011 Whale Rock Charbono from Castoro Cellars is not only tasty, it is organically grown and the wine is SIP Certified for sustainability.
The 2010 Riverbench Chardonnay is full of great jabs without a buttery right hook. I simply love how diverse Chardonnay can be… from oaky and buttery, to the more crisp fruit flavors found in stainless steel Chard. This wine is slightly mineral (think wet rock) on the nose with a lightly toasted oak and warm […]
The 2012 Burbank Ranch Arneis “Little Rascal” is a sustainably certified white wine from the Paso Robles AVA. It is SIP Certified to be exact.
The 2011 Castoro Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon spent time in both American and French oak, and it shows. The wine smells like a log cabin with hints of ripe fruit. Ripe berries fill my mouth with just one sip, but the wine isn’t overly jammy. It’s rather balanced. And all that wood (yes, I said wood) […]